Last updated on February 20th, 2019 at 08:17 am
Thailand one of the most visited countries in the world. The capital Bangkok is the largest city in the country where one-tenth of the entire population of Thailand lives. Thailand is known for tropical beaches, royal palaces, ancient ruins and temples displaying figures of Buddha. The country has a tourist-friendly policy as well as a massive network of infrastructure. Thailand is where you’ll find both the smallest and the largest creatures. Thailand is one of our favorite countries. We love the food, the beaches and we will tell you in this blog post our favorite instagrammable places in Thailand from our recent trips.
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How to get to Thailand by Plane
Thailand currently has six international airports and majority of travelers fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. The cheapest way of getting to most regional Thai airports is usually to buy a flight to Bangkok and then a separate domestic ticket. You can make your way around Thailand via cheap flights on Nok Air or Air Asia. Check out Skyscanner to get the best deals!
Best time to visit Thailand
It is also relatively hot all year around especially in Summer from March to June where temperatures can rise above 40 degrees. The rainy season is from July to October which brings a lot of rainstorms and heavy rainfall. Temperatures are moderately high, but it can feel some discomfort due to high humidity level. The best time to visit Thailand is from November to December and it’s the cool season which brings a relatively dry and pleasing climate. Click here to know more about the weather in Thailand!
Top 10 Most Instagrammable Places in Thailand
1. Unicorn Cafe in Bangkok
Unicorn has opened in Thailand that is dedicated to their magical splendor, the Unicorns. They may not be real but they live in people’s hearts and imaginations. It is located in the Bang Rak district of Bangkok and it is a glittery café filled with unicorn iconography, toys, small and over-sized pink furniture. There are also giant unicorn murals to a collection of My Little Pony figurines. The sentimental decor is sure to satisfy anyone’s craving for pastel, ponies, and adorable fables.
How to get to Unicorn Cafe? Unicorn Cafe is located Silom, just around the corner of Chong Nongsi BTS, and its exact address is 47/2 Soi Sathon 8, Bangkok. You can take the BTS skytrain to the Chong Nonsi station and it is a 5-minute walk from there. You can also take an Uber, taxi or tuk-tuk instead.
2. Khao San Road in Bangkok
Khao San Road is the traveler hub of South East Asia. It is jam-packed with piercing bars and restaurants as well as budget hostels and it is a favourite for late-night partygoers. There are also street vendors selling spring rolls and tons of Thai foods that are cheapest in price. There are pizza parlours too, and hamburger joints. The nearby side streets of Rambutri Road and other tiny lanes also are full of vendors aplenty.
How to get there? Khao San Road is a small road located about a block from the Chao Phraya River at the northern side of Rattanakosin. Read here from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Khao San Road. You can take the Chao Phraya Express Boat which is the cheapest and most scenic way of getting to Khao San Road.
3. Train to/from Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya is located 80 kilometers north of Bangkok. It was capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s most visited site in the area. There are also four spectacular temples of the early Ayutthaya period from 1350 to 1529. Ayutthaya also has its own backpacker strip, on Naresuan Soi 1 and Soi 2, where you can find a bunch of affordable western food outlets and bike rental businesses. We loved it train journeys in Thailand, traveling with locals, monks and having the possibility of watching amazing scenery.
How to get there? Ayutthaya is just an hour away from Bangkok. It is possible to ride a taxi, train, bus or tour groups depending on your budget. For trains, they depart from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station. The train takes around 2 hours and costs about 330 baht ($10) for first class. There’s another option and you can jump on the 3rd class seats if they aren’t sold out, they go 20 baht (around 0.50) and it is first come first served.
4. Wat Mahathat
Wat Maha That is also called the Monastery of the Great Republic and its full name is Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit Rajaworamahavihar. It is one of the most important Ayutthaya temples and it is located in the central part of Ayutthaya in Tha Wasukri sub-district. The temple is situated on the corner of the present Chikun Road and Naresuan Road. And one of the temple’s most photographed objects is the head of a stone Buddha image entwined in the roots of a tree.
How to get there? Mahathat can be found on Na Phra road across the street from Sanam Luang, that’s 90m away from North of the Grand Palace. The easiest way to move around Ayutthaya is by bicycle. You can go walking, by motorcycle or tuk tuk. The entrance fee is 50 Bath ($1.5 USD).
5. Ao Nang Beach
Limestones Ao Nang Beach is a lovely swimming spot with astounding and colourful limestone which overhangs from the massive landscape of PhraNang Island. A jungle-covered interior, waterfalls and exotic wildlife caves. We enjoyed our time in Ao Nang with the sunset and island hopping around Ton Sai, Railey Beach and Phra Nang Beach. Read more information about Krabi and Ao Nang! How to get there? Krabi can be found on the south-west coast of Thailand, which is around 800 km from Bangkok and 170 km from Phuket. It is easily accessible by road, air and sea. Direct buses to Krabi are operating daily from the Southern Bus Terminal of Bangkok that takes up to 10 hours to reach Krabi. And it will cost you around 600 baht ($20).
More Instagrammable places in Thailand
Kanchanaburi is located in Western Thailand and is known for the Death Railway, built during WWII. It is a great place for travelers of all kinds; from nature lovers to history enthusiast for you will find mixes of historical sightseeing opportunities, as well as tropical wilderness areas, where you can appreciate the unique natural beauty of the Thailand. We were spending our day in Erawan Falls as we visited first thing in the morning, it was the perfect time to take pictures.
How to get there? Kanchanaburi is connected by daily road and rail services with Bangkok and other neighboring provinces. There are buses and vans from Bangkok and it will take you for the 2 to 3 hours to get there.
7. Koh Phangan
Thailand has some of the best beaches in the world and Koh Phangan is one of them which is the country’s fifth biggest island and is also known with their world’s famous Full Moon Party that happens once a month, and it takes place in the main tourist beach, Haad Rin. The best way to explore the beaches is renting a motorbike and going around. First thing in the morning or before sunset will be the best time for taking your pictures.
How to get there? The easiest way is take one of the overnight buses that leaves Khao San Road at night around 6 pm and which will arrive next in the morning in Surat Thani, then take a boat from there. Bus and boat combo ticket can be arrange by travel agencies on Khaosan Road for around 700-900 Baht ($20-$30) all the way to Koh Phangan.
8. Drone Shots in Koh Chang
Koh Chang is also known as Elephant Island, it is Thailand’s third largest island after Phuket and Samui. It is home to pristine natural wonders like waterfalls, rivers and dozens of unblemished beaches, each providing to a variety range of travelers from independent backpackers, honeymooners to friends family. It’s quiet comparing to the other islands Koh Chang, Koh Tao and Koh Samui.
How to get there? You can take a bus from Morchit Bus Station or Ekkamai Bus Station. From there you can take a bus or minibus to Trat. And from Trat you get the ferry.
9. Luxury Resorts in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is known for Digital Nomad hub and it’s so beautiful place to go around. There are multiple activities like trekking and rafting outside the city. And if you want to explore the city there are many temples and restaurants to go around.
How to get there? Chiang Mai is located in Northern Thailand around 700 km North of Bangkok. You can get from Bangkok by plane is a 70 minute flight, 12 hours if by overnight train. There are daily buses running from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
10. Sky Bars in Bangkok
Thailand has a lot of rooftop bars especially in Bangkok. And one of the best ways to get away from the ever bustled streets is to look high up and find relaxation while you see how the city actually looks like just beneath your feet at one of the best Bangkok rooftop bars.
Need Accommodation in Thailand?
If you’re looking for a cheap place to crash, there are dorm rooms in Thailand that only go for $10 or less. Another inexpensive lodging option is AirBnB, where you can get rooms for $15-25. Click here to get a $30 USD discount on your first booking when you sign up on AirBnB! Those who want to treat themselves can always book luxury hotel rooms starting at around €200 per night.
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